Adeleke approves N15,000 monthly wage award for civil servants, N10,000 for pensioners

November 29, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved N15,000 monthly wage award for civil servants as part of measures to ameliorate their suffering occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy. A circular signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, Sunday Fadele, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, Wednesday, said the gesture was in Read More

Compressed natural gas initiative: Nigeria ready to convert 55,000 vehicles at discounted rate – FG

November 6, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The federal government has unveiled the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion Centre in the North-west, with a declaration that Nigeria’s huge gas deposit can power the nation’s transportation and industrial sectors for 97 years at a cheaper rate than petrol.  Project Director Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (P-CNGi) Engr. Michael Oluwagbemi stated this during the groundbreaking for the construction Read More

Why Tinubu should return N500bn converted for palliatives – CSO

November 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Civil Society Organisation on the platform of Good Governance Movement (GGM), has urged President Bola Tinubu to amend the 2023 supplementary budget awaiting approval of the National Assembly by inserting the N500 billion taken from the last supplementary budget for disbursement as palliatives. The President had, on assumption of office, sought and got the approval of the national assembly Read More

Students also need palliatives 

October 4, 2023 Saliha Galadima 0

The need to improve students’ standard of living in Nigerian public institutions is necessary as students are faced with lots of challenges in the process of acquiring formal education. It is a fact that the cost of living in Nigeria today is high, people are struggling to eke out a means of livelihood. Many people cannot afford three square meals Read More

Proportionate palliatives, please

September 5, 2023 Muhammad Hassan-Tom 0

The recent release of N5 billion palliative funds to each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, by the federal government poses more questions than resolving the poverty problem exacerbated by the total withdrawal of petroleum subsidy on the 29th May 2023. Government also offered five trucks of rice each to the 36 state governors. Governor Babagana Read More

Palliatives: Fintiri accused of partisanship

September 2, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

A faithful of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Adamawa state, Mr Hussaini Gambo (Nakura), has accused Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of selective distribution of the federal government’s palliative sent for the people of the state.  Gambo, chairman of the Adamawa Concerned Citizens Association, alleged at the weekend in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, that Governor Fintiri rebranded the foodstuff Read More

Ogun begins distribution of subsidy palliatives

September 2, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun government has begun the distribution of palliatives to residents and indigenes of the state to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal. Recall that the state took delivery of 3000 bags of rice from the federal government last week, it was then re-baged into 10kgs. Speaking at the flag off held at the arcade ground of the Read More

Palliatives: Lawan gets rousing welcome from constituents

August 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Thousands of constituents from Yobe North Senatorial District on Friday stormed the Wachakal airstrip to welcome former President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. Senator Lawan arrived at Wachakal in Nguru local government area of Yobe state from Abuja at exactly 12:40pm. He, during his tenure between 2019 and 2023, reportedly facilitated the reconstruction of the airstrip. The approval for the Read More

Palliatives: Group urges Tinubu to make FG’s loans interest-free, all- inclusive

August 4, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been urged to consult with Islamic economic experts and restructure his various loan facilities for adherents of the Islamic religion to also benefit from them. An Islamic organisation, Standard Bearers Islamic Organisation, made the call in a statement issued Friday in Ilorin by its national coordinator, Dr. Nurudeen AbdulRaheem. The organisation noted that the recent Read More

CAN to FG: Consider palliatives beyond cash transfers

Benjamin SamsonThe Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the federal government to ensure that the fuel subsidy palliatives being considered go beyond cash transfers. According to CAN, the government should consider the introduction of mass transport across the states to reduce the cost of transportation. “The fuel subsidy palliatives being considered by the government should go beyond cash transfers. Read More

Senate approves $800m World Bank loan for FG

July 14, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

….Passes amended N819bn 2022 supplementary budget The Senate Thursday approved the $800m World Bank loan request by President Bola Tinubu and also passed for third reading, N819.5 billion amended supplementary budget for 2022. This is as the sum of N70 billion was appropriated for the 469 federal lawmakers for improved working conditions. Approval of the $800m World Bank loan for Read More

Fuel subsidy crisis: I don’t have luxury of time, crush oil thieves, Tinubu orders service chiefs

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had his first meeting with the country’s heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa Abuja with a stern order to ruthlessly deal with oil thieves. He also warned that his administration would not condone a situation where security agencies work at cross purposes. Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, National Security Read More

Flood victims get presidential palliatives in Akwa Ibom

May 23, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of presidential palliatives to the 2022 victims of floods that ravaged some local government areas in the Niger Delta region including Akwa Ibom state. The palliatives include mattresses, pillows, blankets, cooking pots, cartons of noodles, bags of rice, bags of beans, Read More

NEDC, group distribute palliatives to 5 Yobe, Borno LGs

September 3, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has partnered a group, ‘Yala Bornoye’ to deliver food and non-food items to remote and hard-to-reach communities in Yobe and Borno states. The benefitting local government councils are Damaturu, Gujba, Geidam and Yunusari in Yobe state while Kaga, Damboa and Magumeri local government councils in Borno state. Flagging-off the distribution, the Director Administration of Read More

COVID-19: BFSuma donates food to Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese

July 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

An American based organisation, BFSuma, also known as Suma Health Products Nigeria Limited has donated some food items as palliatives to the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna. Items donated by Bfsuma to the Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna include 20 bags of 25kg rice, 30 cartons of super pack indomie, 25 gallons of 5 ltrs groundnut oil, 40 packs of bottle water Read More

The man behind the wheels at NYSC

The appointment of the current Director General (DG) of NYSC was a prophecy long foretold when he was still a young Major in the Nigerian Army, so to most of his close friends and associates, we were not shocked when he was eventually appointed the DG. This is one appointment this government should be very proud of, it’s a round Read More

Calling on the Muslim Ummah

April 28, 2021 Admin III 0

I would like to give a piece of admonition to those who have the means and enough wealth to persevere and feed the foodless especially at this juncture where each good deed is rewarded more than a hundred times. We are experiencing hardship. However, if you donate no matter how little to those that are desperately in need whether with Read More

N6.25bn COVID -19 palliative: Senate seeks arrest warrant on NDDC management

March 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, has requested a warrant of arrest on the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission to produce the former interim management  of the agency, led by Professor Daniel Pondei. The Committee at its sitting on Tuesday, resolved that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, be contacted by the executive arm Read More

Palliative: Kailani lied – Senate

November 17, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Monday came hard on one Engineer Kailani Muhammad who claimed to be the director , Media and Publicity of the Muhammadu Buhari 2019  Presidential Campaign Committee for alleging that federal lawmakers  hoarded  palliatives  given to them for distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a strong worded statement by the Senate’s spokesperson , Senator Ajibola Basiru ( APC Osun Read More

Insecurity, unrest: Group heaps blame on governors

November 12, 2020 Admin III 0

Some well-meaning Nigerians have blamed the failure of state governors to deliver the dividends of democracy to their people for the civil unrest and insecurity witnessed in parts of the country.  The group, under the aegis of March4Nigeria Initiative, said the governors should be held responsible for the escalation of the EndSARS protest into violence.  Speaking at a press conference on Read More

#EndSARS: When Ilorin was looted

November 5, 2020 Admin III 0

Ilorin the Kwara state capital also suffered a devastating blow from hoodlums who struck last week to wreck havoc on public and private businesses. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB in this report xrayed its implication on the economy of the state. For a state lamenting that it is not comfortable being labelled a ‘civil service’ state, recent event of looting thriving businesses Read More